' SPRING SOCIETY mit( age 1 Mr. >■ servie CONTESTS BEGIN CTh e HilUop Published By The Students of Mars Hill College 677 STUDENTS ENROLL SECOND SEMESTER I detaQL_ XII. MARS HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 5, 1938, No. 8 ve -wp e a anks .s a 1 :iatioB Day. by a the ca \ that Covering The Campus EDNA CORPENING MOORE DORMITORY HOSTS INDEED 3 nec0'^°® Charles Radford were .gted-’®*"® once again in a large way, he their domicile quite not 1 ®o^oot group of students and g g jculty members. Those paying a jeratio®’*' engaging in the dinner ngore^’^^y were: Dr. Moore, Miss the ^'ylda Wynne, Mildred ardin, Agnes Isenhour, Frances 'ard, .\ileene Kennedy, Marie ’^''^''^mpton, and Libby Deese. Here’s lOS; Radford for bigger dinner jrties! NT • ' HOME AGAIN “Mother” Wilkins returned to campus last week after an ab- of several months. She has ecn on a visit to Baltimore and e J^^iladelphia, but now has re amed for the most part of the • smaining year. Welcome home. Mother”. LEAVES CAMPUS The entire student body moans «e loss of several prominent stu- ents as the second semester t.T*S>ens. Among these was Bobby fee Ford, who finished her course. I^'5»^>>'^er interest in campus activities ^-.,„^ill cause her loss to be keenly ' Helt during the remaining portion f the year. • “So RED THE NOSE” I King winter revisited the south }0! gain during the last week. Cold lasts replaced the balmy days hat were enjoyed a few days be- ore, and red noses were very Iain and prevalent on the campus. 3H0 • GIVES PROGRAMS The college orchestra and ex- ession department gave pro rams in two county schools uring the holidays between smesters. Musical selections by le orchestra, under the direction f Miss Gwyn, and readings ... iven by Miss Wengert and other H*iy lembers of the expression depart- lent featured the programs. The oys’ quartet, composed of Billy aton, Justin Tune, Howard Cates, nd J. R. Evans, rendered several •lections during the series of pro rams. Yancey Elliot Speaker First Chapel Service Speaker Outlines Plans One Should Follow In Life. RECORD ENROLLMENT Largest Number In History of School Begin Spring Semester. Yokley Is Elected As New Nonpareil Head ♦ Josephine Yokley, of Pittsburgh, Penn., was elected president of the Nonpareil Literary society at their regular meeting January 27. She succeeds Mildred Hardin, of Lincolnton. Other officers elected at that time were as follows: vice-pi'esi- dent, Ellen McLain, Winston- Salem; recording secretary, Eliza beth Lee, Fallston; corresponding secretary, Dorothy Davis, Chad- bourn; censor, Mary E. Stone- street, Mocksville; chaplain, Vir ginia Anne Craver, Booneville; chorister, Ada Wall, Shelby; pian ist, Lessie Summerlin, Mars Hill; treasurer, Eleanor Cashwell, Gas tonia; reporter, Frances Taylor, Kinston; hostesses: Virginia Steadman, chief, Inman, S. C.; Marie Power’s, St. Paulis; Dot Magness, Shelby; Mary Gail Menius, New Bern; Eleanor War ner, Guilford College; and Ruby Miller, Monroe. Forensic Team Enters Tourney At Boone Intramural Debates Are Held In Preparation For Contests. Edna Gorpening Moore Dormitory To Be Dedicated During Commencement Exercises tees J.ARGEST ENROLLMENT IN HISTORY An increase of 14 students 3cond semester brings the total nrollment to 677 students, the :rgest in the history of the col- ■ge. As was expected, the honor )11 was also the largest in his- >ry. [ORRIS • HAS STORY PUBLISHED Orville Campbell, member of he Hilltop staff, recently had a ry published in The State ^gazine. The story traced the ^story and development of Mars ill college from birth to the pres- time. HAS OPERATION Members of the student body P* gret to learn that Austin Lov- g, ace cross country runner, is a Washington, D. C., hospital llowing a very serious eye oper- ion. His condition at present is t known, however. All join in .ahing him the most speedy re- —Aery and return. The Mars Hill intercollegiate debaters have recently engaged in twenty-two intramural debates and four intercollegiate encount ers. The latter were with teams from Western Carolina Teachers College. These debates have given the different teams -valuable ex perience for the important tourna ments and contests immediately ahead. Results of the local debates, held January 26-27-28, were as fol lows: January 26, Clark-Crisp, af firmative, won over Tate-Lucas; Hoyle - Harris, negative, over Chamblee-Teague; Smith-McLain, affirmative, over Howard-Ben- nett; Hoyle-Harris, negative, over Chamblee-Teague; Crisp - Clark, affirmative, over Roberts-Scott; Hamlin-Wagoner, negative, over Chabblee-Teague. January 27, Hoyle-Harris, neg ative, over Smith-McLain; Penny- Martin, negative, over Huff-Mc- Lain; Lucas-Tate, negative, over Huff-Randolph. On the day of January 28 the tournament reached its climax when Crisp-Clark met the ace negative team of Hoyle-Harris. This resulted in victory for Crisp- Clark. Faculty members served as judges throughout the tourna ment. The Appalachian Forensic Tour nament which meets at Boone, February 4 and 6, is the next tournament scheduled. Two gprls’ (Continued on Page 4) 236 MAKE FIRST AND SECOND HONOR ROLLS Among the 663 students en rolled at Mars Hill during the first semester, 73 and 163 made the first and second honor rolls respectively. This is the largest number of honor students for a single .semester in the entire his tory of the school. In ’35-’36, 43 made the first honor roll, 56 in ’36-’37, as compared with 73 in ’37-’38. Those making the first honor roll were: Cecil Adderholdt, Arthur Alexander, W. Angell, John Ball, Hazel Bell, Clarence Braswell, Ray Bridges, Barbara Brookshire, Eleanor Cashwell, Julia Chiles, Ruth Clark, Eliza beth Coppedge, Ferd Davis, W. H. Davis, Elizabeth Deese, Paul Early, Catharine Etheridge, Mary Fowler, Thomas Freeman, Joe Greer, Wm. Griffin, Joe Hagler, Lewis Hamlin, Mildred Hardin, Mary Ruth Hardy, Mabel R. Har rell, David Harris, Jane Head ing, Cynthia J. Hempke, Billie C. Henderson, Evelyn Hill, Joel Hinton, Rebecca Hollowell. Robert Howard, Addison Hub bard, Jerre Hudson, Marilee Hud son, Alice Humphries, Mary La Roque, Elizabeth Lee, Bryan Leeper, Irene Maney, Ruth Martin, Cleo Belle Moore, Wayne Oates, Paul Parks, Daphne Penny, Sam Pinnell, Ella Currin Pinnell, Wm. Prenti.ss, Warren Pritchard, Janes Pursley, Robert Rabb, Clyde Randolph, Zeno Ratcliffe, D. M. Reed, Edward Russell, Clarence Sinclair, Sam Smith, Edith Smith, Carroll Smith, Graham Somer, Calvin Stringfield, Fred Taylor, C. A. Taylor, Rachel Templeton, Paul Tysinger, Frances Ward, J, L. White, Doris Whitfield, John Wikle, Nancy Winston. Freeman Is Winner, Declamation Contest Tom Freeman was declared winner in the Philomathian decla mation contest held on Friday night January 28. Eddie Higgins was second with Clyde Tilson in third place. This is the first in a series of try-outs whose winners will rep resent the society in the several divisions of public speaking at the annual commencement contests. These three will represent their society in declamation with Lee Pheonix as alternate. The Anni versary speakers chosen for next year are Eddie Higgins, placing first, and Jimmie Walker, second, with Hubert Burton as alternate. Honorable R. N. Sims To Give Address At That Time. Honorable R. N. Sims, president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, will give an ad dress on Christian Education in formally dedicating the new Edna Corpening Moore Dormitory for young women on the Dedication Day, May 26. Plans are under way for the christening and formal presenta tion of the completed building to Mrs. R. L. Moore, for whom it is named, and to the college at com mencement, Thursday, May 26. This will be an important feature of the closing days of school. The building, according to plans and scheduled work, will be completely finished inside and out and ready for furnishings. Because the day is of so much importance in the growth of the school, according to Dr. Hoyt Blackwell, it is ex pected that at least 2000 former students and a host of other friends will be on the campus at that time. Dr. Blackwell also stated that (Continued on Page 4) Annual Study Courses Include Nine Glasses Wide Range of Courses Are Taught By Members of Faculty. The annual Sunday School Study Courses were held this year during the week January 31-February 4. Nine courses were offered, so that each student might choose as to his particular need. The courses and their in structors were: Building a Standard Sunday School—Prof. R. M. Lee Personal Factors in Character Building—Miss Mildred Bingham The Grace of Giving—Dr. R. L. Moore When Do Teachers Teach— Prof. J. A. McLeod Daily Vacation Bible School Guide—Mr. William L. Lynch Baptist Faith — Prof. Vernon Wood How to Win to Christ—Miss Beulah Bowden Sunday School Officers and Their Work—Prof. Spencer B. King Outlines of Bible History—Dr. Ella J. Pierce. The courses offered this year were very beneficial to students and faculty alike. A large measure of success as a result is due to the effort of the Sunday School officers and to the instructors of these courses. Rev. Yancey Elliot, pastor of the Brevard Baptist Church, spoke at the fii’st chapel service of the second semester, January 25. En rolled for this semester are 677 students, as compared with 663 during the fall term. Crowning Jesus by living natui’ally, blending one’s life with His purposes, was the theme of Mr. Elliot’s message, which fol lowed the singing of the hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name”. The story of the cruci fixion as found in St. John 19, and the verse, “On His head were many crowns”, in Revelation 19, were used as text verses. The speaker advanced three re quirements to which one should submit. Firstly, one should crown Jesus Lord, realizing that He is King. Secondly, one must take the crown of history and put it on His head. Through all history, Mr. Elliot explained, God’s in fluence has permeated progress, and the principles introduced by Christ are living today. Thirdly, one must start now to crown Him Lord of his life for inspiration, leadership, and stability. He spoke of the difference in what is selfishly using Christ as a Savior and in making Christ really Lord. After setting forth these great needs, Mr. Elliot described the final reward of the faithful. Jesus will say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Enrollment has increased four teen over the first semester. From a total of 663, 240 were in the CII class, 385 in the Cl, 28 in the ♦Academy, and 10 taking special work. Preston Visits M. H. For Nashville B.S.S.B. William Hall Preston, assistant student worker from the B. S. S. B. in Nashville, Tenn., visited the Mars Hill campus January 20-21, holding conferences with various campus organizations. Mr. Preston was until recently South wide B. T. U. secretary. Mr. Preston addressed chapel and ministerial conferences, held a conference with the B. S. U. council, and did personal work on the campus. He pointed out many interest ing types of work carried on in young people’s organizations over the country. Among other things he encouraged the students to attend the various conferences over the South in the future. On the night of the 20th he showed movies of the World Young People’s Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, and also pictures which were taken at Ridgecrest last summer. Many of th« people which were in the pic tures were well known to Mars Hill students and this made the program all the more interesting. During the show Mr. Preston made comments about Ridgecrest. Mr. Preston is one of the most inspirational leaders in our South land today. He has done much to help the young people especially.